Afternoon State Sports Briefs - Brewers to continue demand based ticket pricingWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Brewers say they'll continue a small form of demand based ticket pricing for nine games this season.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers say they'll continue a small form of demand based ticket pricing for nine games this season.
Seats in the loge outfield and loge bleacher areas will have variable pricing, according to demand. In general, the team says those who buy the furthest in advance will get the best prices. But besides the calendar, the prices will change on a real time basis according to things like the performance of the teams, the quality of the pitching matchups, and the weather forecast. Brewers' vice president Rick Schlesinger said the team heard generally good things from the fans about the demand based pricing for three games on an experimental basis late last season. This year's demand based pricing will be for the April 7th game against Saint Louis, May 7th against Cincinnati, May 20th against Minnesota, June 8th against San Diego, July 4th against Florida, July 17th against Saint Louis, August 19th against Philadelphia, August 21st against the Cubs, and September 15th against the Mets.
The UW-Milwaukee women's basketball team will open its final road trip of the regular season tonight at Youngstown State. The Panthers are struggling at 2-10 in the Horizon League and 6-17 overall. But Milwaukee has won 14 straight games against the Penguins, dating back to February of 2005. Youngstown State is 4-9 in league play, and 10-14 overall. They're coming off a pair of losses at Loyola and Illinois-Chicago. Brandi Brown, the Horizon League's pre-season player of the year, is averaging 17 points and nine rebounds for Youngstown. Milwaukee blew a 12 point first half lead in its most recent game, before losing at home to Detroit by 14 last Saturday. Three UWM players scored in double figures, led by Angela Rodriguez with 13. Also tonight, the UW Green Bay women are at Cleveland State. The Wisconsin women host Michigan State, while the Badger men play the Spartans in East Lansing. And the Parkside men and women play at Saint Joseph's.
It's a quiet night for Wisconsin's Division III college basketball teams. The Maranatha Baptist men have a non conference game at Lincoln Christian. The Maranatha women will close out their NAC regular season schedule at Wisconsin Lutheran. And Mount Mary College of Milwaukee hosts the Silver Lake College women.
The schedule is set for the Northern Athletics Conference women's basketball Challenge Games on Saturday. The first place teams in both divisions will square off and so will the second place teams, third place teams, and so on. North Division champ Wisconsin Lutheran will host South Division champ Dominican. Milwaukee Engineering entertains Lakeland. Concordia-Mequon is at Concordia-Chicago. Marian plays at Benedictine. Madison Edgewood is at Rockford. Maranatha Baptist travels to Aurora. And Alverno will host Mount Mary in Milwaukee. A couple of the games will break ties and determine seeds for next week's conference tournament. The NAC Men's Challenge will also be played on Saturday. Concordia-Mequon and Benedictine won their respective divisions and the winner on Saturday will get the top seed in the NAC men's tournament.
Milwaukee native Mark Wilson shot a four over par 75 today in his first round at the PGA's Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades California. Wilson is the only Wisconsin player in the tournament. Jonathan Byrd had the clubhouse lead at mid-afternoon, with a three under 68. David Hearn was also at -3 after 15 holes.
You might not have known this, but former Green Bay Packers' coach Mike Sherman once taught English in high school. And when he was a student in college with Joe Philbin, Sherman discovered that Philbin was an introspective, creative writer. The two first met in 1980 when they attended Worcester Academy in Massachusetts. They reunited a couple decades later, when Sherman hired Philbin as an assistant for three years in Green Bay. Now, Sherman works for Philbin as the Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator. Philbin, the new head coach of the Dolphins, hired Sherman earlier this month. And today, Sherman talked about his experiences with Philbin when he spoke publicly for the first time as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator. After leaving Green Bay, Sherman became the head coach at Texas A & M before he was fired at the end of last year.